Highlights

2021-10-15

clingfish

We started a collaboration with Dr Petra Ditsche (Un. Bonn) and ClingTech Bionics to develop a suction cup bio-inspired  by the Northern Clingfish (Gobiesox maeandricus) to increase attachment time of the Whale Vision camera. To watch a video about the technology click on the image above (external link).
Picture by Petra Ditsche.

clingfish

We started a collaboration with Dr Petra Ditsche (Un. Bonn) and ClingTech Bionics to develop a suction cup bio-inspired  by the Northern Clingfish (Gobiesox maeandricus) to increase attachment time of the Whale Vision camera. To watch a video about the technology click on the image above (external link).
Picture by Petra Ditsche.

2021-06-18

bodytag

TAG ON!

We've deployed the Whale Vision tag on a sperm whale for the first time this morning! Due to contractutal terms with the project funders we cannot show you any footage, but Boy, Oh Boy! The tag stayed on a little shy of one hour but we got plenty information about the animal and the tag itself.

 

 

bodytag

TAG ON!

We've deployed the Whale Vision tag on a sperm whale for the first time this morning! Due to contractutal terms with the project funders we cannot show you any footage, but Boy, Oh Boy! The tag stayed on a little shy of one hour but we got plenty information about the animal and the tag itself.

 

 

2021-06-12

EyeToEye

The researchers aboard R/V OceanXplorer came eye to eye with one of the sperm whale prey: we found several seven-arm octopuses (Haliphrom atlanticus) floating around the research area. Picture by Edie Widder.

EyeToEye

The researchers aboard R/V OceanXplorer came eye to eye with one of the sperm whale prey: we found several seven-arm octopuses (Haliphrom atlanticus) floating around the research area. Picture by Edie Widder.

2021-06-11

RTP interview

Whale Vision has been featured in several news outlets (check the News Menu on the right). Among other, Rui Prieto was interviewed by RTP (Portuguese National TV). To see the interview, click on the image above (external link).

RTP interview

Whale Vision has been featured in several news outlets (check the News Menu on the right). Among other, Rui Prieto was interviewed by RTP (Portuguese National TV). To see the interview, click on the image above (external link).

2021-06-11

OceanXplorerIC

Today we embark on the R/V OceanXplorer in a joint mission with OceaX, an opportunity to deploy the new camera prototype on sperm whales. To know more about R/V OceanXplorer click on the image (external link).
Picture by Irma Cascão.

OceanXplorerIC

Today we embark on the R/V OceanXplorer in a joint mission with OceaX, an opportunity to deploy the new camera prototype on sperm whales. To know more about R/V OceanXplorer click on the image (external link).
Picture by Irma Cascão.

2021-06-03

all atlantic

Rui Prieto was invited to present the whale cam project in the scope of the All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean: Atlantic Marine Research and Innovation Ecosystem in the Azores, held in Ponta Delgada. Click on the image to watch the presentation (external link to Youtube).

all atlantic

Rui Prieto was invited to present the whale cam project in the scope of the All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean: Atlantic Marine Research and Innovation Ecosystem in the Azores, held in Ponta Delgada. Click on the image to watch the presentation (external link to Youtube).

2021-05-06

camera guts

The first camera protype is ready to go. The low light performance is amazing.

camera guts

The first camera protype is ready to go. The low light performance is amazing.

2021-04-30

Sperm whale

Upon becoming a National Geographic Explorer 2021, Rui Prieto started a project to develop and deploy new advanced cameras to study sperm whale foraging behaviour and energetics. Meet Rui Prieto by clicking on the image above (external link).

Sperm whale

Upon becoming a National Geographic Explorer 2021, Rui Prieto started a project to develop and deploy new advanced cameras to study sperm whale foraging behaviour and energetics. Meet Rui Prieto by clicking on the image above (external link).

Team

Rui Prieto

Rui Prieto

Mónica A. Silva

Mónica A. Silva

Cláudia Oliveira

Cláudia Oliveira

Irma Cascão

Irma Cascão

Sergi Pérez-Jorge

Sergi Pérez-Jorge